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A new Grattan Institute report on rooftop solar says its economic costs exceed its benefits by $9bn. That’s true only if you don’t include all the benefitsOh dear. Here we go again. The solar industry is clearly winning the battle to turn the global electricity industry upside down and inside out
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2015-05-25 01:50:33
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The UK oil and gas industry receives huge government subsidy, while support for renewable energy is cut. Is Treasury control of Whitehall fuelling a shortsighted economic agenda?There are no oil rigs visible from Aberdeen itself, but evidence of the foundations of Europe’s oil capital is easy to see: plaques for the head offices of major fossil fuel companies, helicopters ferrying workers to and from offshore platforms, designer shops for a city that has more millionaires than any other in the UK
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2015-05-24 10:20:34
PARIS (Reuters) - Top European companies urged governments on Thursday to set a goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero well before 2100, saying that going green can bring profits rather than costs.







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2015-05-21 12:15:50
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The 400-megawatt Rampion windfarm eight miles from Sussex coast could power up to 300,000 homes at a cost of £1.3bnConstruction of the first windfarm off the south coast of England will begin early next year, it has been announced. The 400-megawatt Rampion windfarm, situated eight miles from the Sussex coast, could power up to 300,000 homes and will cost £1
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2015-05-18 12:04:12
Monday, May 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Home storage unit is perfect for continent rich in solar and wind resources but short of reliable power sources, says Christine MungaiBatteries that can store renewable energy for longer and at half the current cost have been hailed as an energy revolution that could transform Africa’s power supply
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2015-05-11 01:00:11
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015      Leave a Comment
MwangaBora solar lamps, created by Evans Wadongo, provide low-cost lighting for villagers, saving their health and money, and helping reduce global emissions from kerosine useIn Kenya, where less than a quarter of the 45-million population has access to electricity, a solar lamp project is helping rural communities save money on expensive and harmful fuel while reducing carbon emissions
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2015-05-05 01:30:07
Friday, May 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Elon Musk says ‘this is within the power of humanity to do so’ as he unveils new batteries in effort to change the way the world consumes energyWill the world become battery-powered? That’s certainly the ambition of Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire turned would-be space explorer and electric car baron
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2015-05-01 07:12:56
Friday, May 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Elon Musk claims at launch that two billion large batteries could provide enough electricity to meet the world’s needsThe electric car company Tesla has announced its entry into the energy market, unveiling a suite of low-cost solar batteries for homes, businesses and utilities, “the missing piece”, it said, in the transition to sustainable energy world
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2015-05-01 03:21:30
Thursday, April 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA/OSLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new global deal on climate change, due to be agreed in Paris this year, must pave the way for an ambitious rise in funding for developing countries as their climate-related costs grow, the head of the U.N.'s key climate fund said.

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2015-04-30 08:59:18
Monday, April 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WWF/ANU report says all Australia’s energy needs could come from renewables by 2050, without massive costs or depressing economic growth Australia is well placed to reduce emissions at low cost because the costs of carbon-free technologies such as wind and solar have fallen significantly in recent years
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2015-04-20 09:49:54
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Geothermal energy had one of the lowest average costs of power production compared to other energy sources in 2014. “About 1.2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to electricity,” Jim Yong Kim, President, writes on the World Bank blog. “Renewable energy development will be critical to close this energy-access gap sustainably
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2015-04-14 07:40:38
Monday, April 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Government payouts on solar panels are falling, but so are installation costs. When was the best time to buy, and should you lock in now? Telegraph Money investigates
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2015-04-13 09:25:10
Sunday, April 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
ENERGY is a a major cost for dairy farmers, and one that keeps inexorably rising - which is why Dairy Australia has launched an initiative to identify energy waste in dairies.
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2015-04-12 13:04:10
Thursday, April 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Hydrogen is the ideal gas for use in low-emissions combustion engine or fuel cell-powered vehicles, due to its almost non-existent greenhouse gas emissions. Production costs, however, are higher compared to gasoline and around 95 percent of it is currently produced, somewhat counter-intuitively, from fossil fuels
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2015-04-09 11:36:43
Thursday, April 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/g3zvs2/wind_power_in_new) has announced the addition of the "Wind Power in New Zealand, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 - Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles" report to their offering
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2015-04-09 07:04:36